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Couples Retreat with Philip McKernan

December 8, 2015

It’s often the qualities we don’t believe we possess that attract us to an intimate partner in life. The old saying ‘opposites attract’ speaks to this. As the years roll by, we slowly begin to want our partners to change and see the world a little more as we do. Often the spark we had […]

Can Tidying Up Really Be Life-Changing?

June 4, 2015

After seeing a variety of posts and articles about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. It had been on the NYT Bestseller List for 24 weeks (30 as of this writing), but still, I was skeptical about how “life-changing” a book about […]

Intentional Working and Living: Beyond Productivity Tools

September 9, 2014

How to Become an Idea Machine

September 4, 2013

I am a firm believer that – for many reasons – coming up with ideas is one of the most powerful skills we can all develop (or improve upon) right now. It’s the process of generating ideas that can be challenging, and by improving on that, we can eventually learn how to improve the quantity […]

Meet Your Biggest Competitors

August 22, 2013

In the past, staying top-of-mind with potential clients was easier than it is today – ironic, considering we now live in a hyper-connected world where it is presumably easier to stay on their radar. And yet, many businesses will be forgotten about entirely if they do not change the way they communicate with their audience. […]

Don’t Forget Where Your Bread Is Buttered…Online

July 17, 2013

In a recent blog post, Chris Brogan shared his observation that there are three primary camps most people fall into when it comes to social media marketing. They: 1.) Love it, but it’s not exactly working for their business 2.) Use it, but grudgingly and without much hope of seeing a result 3.) Think about […]

Do you need to Ctrl Alt Delete Your Business?

June 20, 2013

Ask yourself: Is your marketing creating value? Is it telling a cohesive story? If not, it could be time to reboot your message – or your entire business. Mitch Joel’s excellent new book, Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It, helps us navigate the changing business landscape and […]

25 Remarkable People You Should Know About: MastermindTalks Edition

May 31, 2013

I had the pleasure of attending a two-day event in Toronto last week called MastermindTalks, put together by Jayson Gaignard. There were 20+ presentations, 16 breakout sessions, and attendees who matched the extraordinary caliber of the speakers. I learned a TON. The headline speaker was three-time New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss. In his […]

Food Service Fail

March 6, 2013

By Melanie Coburn Good restaurants with private dining room options for lunch are hard to come by these days. Add the CADRE “roundtable” format, with the need for two private rooms and separate checks, and it becomes near impossible. In our ongoing quest for lunch venues, we have seen some incredible examples of customer service […]

Don’t look for business love at networking events (Part II)

February 14, 2013

We all know how difficult it is to find someone at networking events who takes a long-term approach to developing mutually beneficial relationships (If you don’t, check out Part 1.) Like nightclubs, it is possible to meet good people with good intentions at these events. But when we do go to big events, we might have […]